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In this era of multiple meetings it is obvious that no one can attend them all and a good deal of selectivity must be employed if the busy ophthalmologist hopes to profitably employ his time. International meetings are a case in point. It is certainly true that many ophthalmologists have employed them not as an end in themselves, but as an excuse for traveling. This has had the unfortunate result that many of our more serious and productive ophthalmologists have looked askance at international meetings because the scientific atmosphere is frequently missing. This has had the equally unfortunate result that our foreign colleagues frequently have failed to meet the solid core of American ophthalmology. On the other hand, ophthalmologists from this country may be unaware of the high level of clinical knowledge and practice which exists in other countries. At the recent Congress of the Pan American Ophthalmological Society, held
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